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Restrict background data for Facebook, but notifications still coming in

I would only like particular applications to show notifications when I'm not on Wifi and those would be: Google Services - unfortunately there are several syncs here but AFAIK we can't control ...
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I can't install the Facebook app on Android 6 Marshmallow

I have just upgraded my phone (2nd Gen. Moto G) to 6 Marshmallow and now I can't install the Facebook app. With Android 5 I had the app installed on the SD card (along with a bunch of other apps), ...
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The app Facebook has violated its self-enforced StrictMode policy

I am using Red Mi Note running on MIUI5. Recently, I am getting this error: The app Facebook (process.com.facebook.katana) has violated its self-enforced StrictMode Policy. What does it mean? ...
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Can I, simultaneously, run two instances of the Facebook app?

Can I, simultaneously, run two instances of the same Facebook app? (which is installed once in the system) I want to be active on two accounts (I also have iOS and Windows Phone devices if their ...
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Is there any way to let Facebook run only when I want?

Is there any way to let the Facebook app run only when I want to use it and really close it when i don't need it? I've already disabled it with autostarts, moved to sd, yet it is still running 24/7. ...
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How can I turn off Facebook IM permanently?

Since I got a new google phone (G2) the facebook app has been running constantly. I turn it off and it still is running for some reason. Not a problem except that it always looks like I'm screwing ...
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MIUI: Clicking on message in Facebook does not open up facebook messenger

If you go to someone's profile in the Facebook app & click on the message button, it should launch messenger - but it does not. Both on MIUI 6 & MIUI 7. This seems to be reported at a couple ...
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How do I delete an email address from Facebook App login page on Android?

A mate recently used my mobile facebook app to log into his account. Now, I always get his email as the default when I go to log in to Facebook on Android App. Although not a big issue it is very ...
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How to sync facebook contacts after Ubersync deprecated

As of May 2015, Ubersync no longer works due to a change Facebook made. How can I keep my Android contacts book synced with my Facebook contacts now? I imagine other apps have suffered a similar fate. ...
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How to disable the notification badge on Facebook on Sony Xperia?

I have Sony Xperia. I hope to disable all attention grabbing behaviour on my phone, and after disabling notifications from most annoying apps, the only thing left is the notification badge (red ...
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Facebook App live streaming - music is too loud

I am trying to live stream from a concert in a local live music club. Unfortunately the music is a bit loud and comes out cracking and basically unusable in the recording. Is there anything I can do ...
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Can you use the emulator with a webcam for a Facebook live stream?

I want to use android emulator running on a mac or PC to allow me to send a computer's webcam video into the Facebook Android App? Does anyone know if this is possible? If anyone has FB running on ...
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Facebook not compatible on Android 4.3

I was asked to resolve a weird problem. Facebook was crashing on my mom's phone, so I wiped it and tried to install it again. Play store says me that my device is not compatible with this version of ...
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Retrieving a url from facebook app

Is it possible to get the url of a post from the facebook app and copy it to the clipboard? If so, how to do it? thanks in advance.
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Is there an option to edit within the Facebook app?

I have an LG G4 and I run the Facebook app within it. I commented on something and needed to edit it/delete it but was unable to. Is there an option to do that?
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Problem with Facebook sync - All instead of existing

I have a problem when time comes to sync my Facebook friends with existing contact. Even if I select "Sync with existing contact" in the app, all my Facebook friends are added to my local contact, ...
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How to customize Facebook chat notification sound?

Facebook app and the Facebook Messenger app often plays the same sound for new incoming chat message - this is the system notification sound. That makes me confused facebook chat with other ...
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How can I disable automatic Facebook photo sync?

Device: XPeria P Android: JB 4.1.1 I recently enabled automatic photo sync, but I could not remember how I did it. Now, all of my photos gets synchronized to Facebook, and my data/3G charge is ...
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disable sync contacts to facebook notifications

A few times a day I get this notification asking me to sync my contacts. I do not want to. While other posts have suggested I disable SNS Application, on my Galaxy S7 this does not exists.
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How to prevent Facebook's Messenger apps from auto starting in background?

Messenger app starts automatically many times when I don't want to start it. And there is also no exit button in this app.So it always try to run in background. How to prevent Facebook's Messenger ...
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Can't remove remaining facebook files

so I have 2 remaining .cnt files in /data/data/com.facebook.katana/cache/image/v2.ols100.1/44 and /data/data/com.facebook.katana/cache/image/v2.ols100.1/45 The thing is that they can't be removed in ...
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android kitkat 4.4 play store connection timeout using wifi

this situation is kinda strange. first of I recently bought a new cnet wifi router. after setting up the router everything went well on my PC but when I used my phone and try logging in to summoners ...
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“Invalid APK” error while installing or updating Facebook app on BlueStacks

It's been a while I am trying to update/install Facebook official app on BlueStacks. Every time I try, I get the error INSTALL_FAILED_INVALID_APK. I have tried installing it in many different ways: ...
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How can I stop facebook's notification about continuous contact uploads?

Every day I receive something along the lines of this (often it's just "1 new notification"): Seem pretty exciting, maybe I should see what it is. But it turns out it's just facebook pestering me ...
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Send Shift+Enter to Facebook comment field?

What would be the easiest way to allow me to send Shift+Enter to Facebook comment field from my Nexus 10 running Android 4.2 JellyBean, to write multi-paragraph comments? The built-in keyboard ...
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Some apps won't open anymore

I've got a problem on an LG G4 with android 5.0 : Some apps can't be openned anymore. Facebook and and supercell games like 'clash of clans' for instance. Facebook close each time I try to open it ...
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Schedule SMS, WhatsApp, and Facebook messages?

I would like to know if there is a way to schedule SMS, WhatsApp, and Facebook messages to be sent sometime in the future after composing them. Ideally, if some messages would have had to be sent ...
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Get my own Facebook password back

I am logging on Facebook on my Android mobile but I forgot my password, so whenever I log off, I will not be able to login again. Can I see or save my Facebook password?
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Can the Samsung Galaxy Tab run Facebook games and applications?

Can I open any Facebook games/applications on the Samsung galaxy tab? Games/applications like farm villi, Poker etc will work properly in the tab.
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Joining a public WiFi made the owner able to send me a Facebook friend request. How?

I walked by a bar with free, unsecured WiFi. My device auto-joined it, and a minute later I had a friend request on Facebook from that very bar. How did they get my Facebook identity just from ...
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LG G3 -504 bug (also cannot install .apk) of Facebook [duplicate]

my friend has LG G3, recently updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow and he gets -504 error code when he tries to install official Facebook app. I even tried to download .apk and tried multiple version ...
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Where does FB Messanger get tones from?

I would like to use a custom mp3 instead of stock sounds. Where do I drop my mp3 at. also is there certain requirements. I tried dropping it into sd1/ringtones but the tone only shows up under the ...
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Open Facebook links with Facebook app?

When I receive a http Facebook link, I have the option to choose my browsers but not the Facebook app, is there a way to force it? Is it the normal behavior?
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Facebook keeps crashing on galaxy j1 ace

I have a brand new galaxy j1 phone, no root, not even touched, I installed Facebook from Google Play Store but it keeps crashing and lagging. A quick search has implied that galaxy J1 doesn't really ...
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How to change the thumbs up icon in Facebook Messenger chat?

In Facebook Messenger in the web browser or the messenger app, there is a thumbs up sticker button out by default. People I know changed it to some other icons by default, but I can't ask them how. I ...
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Get rid of facebook ads

I have a Sony Xperia M4 Acqua. I was wondering if there is a way to get rid of facebook ads in my smartphone, something not seen in my desktop pc due to my using of adblock software. Is there ...
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Sharing a photo to Facebook no longer allows putting it into an album?

With a recent update of FB for Android, any time that I share a photo to FB (using the "molecule" icon), the option to assign it into an album seems to be missing (it used to be an icon in the bottom ...
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How to signin to Skype app on android using facebook account?

I read an answer here for this question but that is not working. If someone has alternate answer please post.
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How can I clear the cache of the Android Facebook app?

My phone (T-Mobile Pulse/Huawei U8220 with Android 1.5) doesn't have much on board space, so I quite often run into the low disk space warning. Looking through the list of apps, I see the facebook app ...
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Facebook contact sync, third party or otherwise

Would I be right in gathering that there is now no way to sync Facebook contacts into the Android contact system? Apps such as Hax seem to have dissapeared or stopped working due to Facebook's API ...
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How to sync facebook events with my android 2.3.4 calendar?

I'm trying to sync my facebook events with my android calendar. The goal is to have an automatic sync between facebook events and 'some' account that is usable by android 2.3.4 account management. I ...
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Duplicate Facebook notifications

OK I am a non tech, old generation guy, using an HTC Android phone. Just recently when Facebook posts to my phone, not only do I get the usual tone to alert me to a posting, a split second later I get ...
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Facebook and Messenger

I use facebook app and the messenger app. Is there any way to unconnect the 2? I would like to just receive my alerts in messenger but not receive notifications and red alerts in Facebook for my ...
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How to link/sync Facebook profile pics with contacts on Android Lollipop

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 and I would like to sync the Facebook contacts profile pictures with my existing contacts. I managed to do this before within the Facebook app on an old Sony Expedia L, ...
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Facebook cameraroll error

I have several pictures on my I have several pictures of my turbo 2 that I have deleted from SD memory and theyve are still showing up in my facebook camera roll. tried clearing the cache via ...
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Facebook contact sync no longer working: “Sync is currently experiencing problems. It will be back shortly”

As of a couple of weeks ago my Galaxy S3 (running Android 4.1.1) no longer syncs contacts from Facebook. I have the Facebook app installed and calendar and the gallery are syncing fine but the ...
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How do I temporarily disable an app when there is no “Disable” option

There are two memory hungry apps, Facebook and Facebook Messenger, which I want to disable at times but not always. I used: settings → apps → downloaded → Facebook → force stop ...
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Adding “Facebook” to “Accounts”

After installing Facebook to my new phone and logging in for the first time, I see that it adds a "Facebook" account in the Settings > Accounts window. However, I don't seem to see any of the ...
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GS6 (Android 5.1.1) lost synchronizaton with Facebook contacts

My Galaxy S6 had my Facebook contacts synchronized within the Contacts application since I acquired the phone in September 2015. I didn't exactly notice when it happened, but now this feature does not ...
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How do I remove orphaned permissions that are preventing an app reinstalling on Android lollipop

I have a ZTE phone I'm unable to reinstall facebook on using the Google Play Store - I get the notorious -505 unknown error. If I install a downloaded facebook apk using adb I get the following ...